Benjamin Leon Jr., president of Besilu Stables

Benjamin Leon Jr., president of Besilu Stables

Anne M. Eberhardt

Besilu Stables, Three Chimneys Teaming Up

Objective is to breed and race at the highest levels, partners said Aug. 6.

Three Chimneys Farm and Besilu Stables have entered into a partnership on Thoroughbreds developed by Benjamin Leon Jr.'s Besilu operation, one of North America's top racing and broodmare outfits in recent years.

The partnership was announced Aug. 6.

"It's a truly exciting moment for both sides, and at a personal level, it's even more exciting to share with a friend like Goncalo Torrealba our common passion for horses," Leon said in a release. "Our goals and core principles are aligned, and we look forward to a successful future together."

The objective of the new partnership is to breed and race at the highest levels in the industry. Leon and Three Chimneys chairman Torrealba share those common goals.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Ben León on his exceptional group of horses," Torrealba said. "He has developed one of the finest select collections of bloodstock in the world, and we look forward to teaming up for many breeding and racing successes together in the future.

"For Three Chimneys, this venture is a big step forward toward reaching the heights of success we hope to achieve."

The Borges Torrealba family was among the leading buyers at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale and entered into a partnership with Three Chimneys.